Why your bathroom needs a natural wooden stool

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Bathrooms have undergone a transformation in recent years. No longer just functional spaces, they have morphed into luxurious retreats where we relax at the end of a busy day. Which is why the inclusion of a low stool is a welcome style touch, even within smaller bathrooms.

When most contemporary bathrooms are finished in tiles and stone, the addition of a wooden stool is a simple way of adding natural materials and textures. This instantly grounds the space, making it feel more warm and welcoming.

It also immediately defines the bathroom as somewhere you can slow down at least long enough to take a moment to yourself – it’s the perfect spot to pop a scented candle on whilst you relax in the bath.

Here are some of our top picks for wooden stools that will add a touch of natural style to your bathroom.

Jayapura Stool

Stool design doesn’t come much simpler than the classic solid wood block, like this one from Zanui.

Handcrafted from a single piece of Paulownia wood it features plenty of grain and character, and it is perhaps the most natural looking of all of our selections.


Bleached Malang Stool

For something a little more rustic in character, this Bleached Medium Malang Wood Stool from Temple and Webster features a hand-hewn distressed finish.


A little rough around the edges, this stool would work well in a bathroom that has a hanging plant or two to add to the coastal feel.

Elm Milking Stool

For something a touch more refined, try this Elm Milking Stool from Provincial Home Living

Made from old elm timber, this classic design features traditional angled legs and has a gorgeous woodgrain texture that is enhanced by the stain that gives this stool its rich darker colouring.



This round SKOGSTA stool from IKEA will give your bathroom that touch of natural wood texture and a contemporary Scandi vibe for under $25.

Made for solid hardwearing acacia wood this sturdy stool has plenty of distinctive grain patterning which will darken over time. 


Yoko Stool

For a little zen-like style in your bathroom try this Yoko Curved Ash Low Stool from Temple and Webster.

This elegant stool is made of natural ash rich in texture and has a curved seat. Scandinavian in style yet with clear Japanese influence, this stool is the perfect counterbalance to a minimalist, neutral palette bathroom.


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